There’s just something about a mean-looking race car staring you right in the eyes. Meet the Ferrari 488 GT3 racer from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, which finished second in its class at the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic in Detroit over the weekend.
The Michael Shank Racing duo of Andy Lally and Katherine Legge got the Acura NSX GT3 its first class win in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Belle Isle Park over the weekend, with Legge also celebrating her first-career victory in the WeatherTech series.
This weekend, a pack of IMSA’s best took to the Raceway at Belle Isle Park, and I was on the ground to cover the action. There were plenty of fast cars just begging to be photographed, so, naturally, I did.
Any sports car race weekend packs the track with an awesome variety of machines. Over the past weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech race came to Circuit of The Americas for the fourth time, with Wayne Taylor Racing winning their fourth straight race overall in the Cadillac DPi-V.R.
The same car that’s won all of the past three WeatherTech Sports Car Championship races this year is at it again. Here in Austin, Ricky Taylor just took the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R to a pole-grabbing lap of 1:54.809, 1.59 seconds faster than the next top Prototype-class car. That’s quick.
Few racing drivers amuse us quite as much as Wayne Taylor Racing driver Jordan Taylor. Not only has his team been dominating this year’s WeatherTech Sports Car Championship season, but he’s known for hilarious pranks, one very good dog and he’s LIVE with us now to answer any questions you have for him!
What would you like to ask Cadillac racer, prankster and good dog owner extraordinaire Jordan Taylor? He’s been unbeatable this season in the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship and shared a car with Jeff Gordon for 24 Hours of Daytona. You can ask him anything you want TODAY at 2:30 p.m. ET.
This weekend, America’s big endurance series descend upon Circuit of the Americas for a mega-event full of fantastic sports cars. The WeatherTech Sports Car Championship, Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, Lamborghini Super Trofeo and Porsche GT3 Cup USA are all here, and Jalopnik is here to soak it all in.
Racing is full of wealthy weirdos, but a good many of them are well-pedigreed offspring out to blow the last of their family’s money in an attempt to stave off boredom. That wasn’t Preston Henn, who used his self-made fortune to win the 24 Hours of Daytona—twice. Henn died Sunday at 86, and leaves behind one of…
One of the most fascinating stories in racing is Preston Henn—the outspoken Florida man who built up the successful Swap Shop flea market empire and then went racing. Henn, a two-time winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona, passed away Sunday from natural causes, reports Racer. He was 86.
Racing for an entire day is hard enough on its own—you don’t get regular sleep, and what little you do gets interrupted by your next stint to drive, or time to work. This gorgeous film from this year’s 24 Hours of Daytona perfectly demonstrates everything that makes it such a grueling race.
IMSA’s big test weekend ahead of the 24 Hours of Daytona, the Roar Before the 24, was this weekend. Videos from the Roar have been trickling onto the internet, showing those of us who weren’t there all of the sweet new endurance cars that will try to win one of the most grueling endurance races in the world.
The big Roar Before the 24 test weekend is happening at Daytona this weekend, with everyone furiously shaking down their cars ahead of the Rolex 24. Some cars, like these two Mazda RT24-Ps, are showing off their 2017 liveries for the first time. The end of IMSA’s offseason is so close, I can taste it. Delicious.
Ever wondered what the thing that goes bump in the night would look like in race car form? Behold the new Nissan Onroak DPi in all its naked carbon fiber glory, which we swear isn’t a giant GT-R powered mechanical fish-being from an alternate dimension here to eat your face.
After a 14-year hiatus, Cadillac is getting back into purpose-built racing prototypes in the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship with its new Cadillac DPi-V.R, and it looks fantastic. It’s built to the new DPi spec for the series’ top Prototype class, and will make its debut at the 2017 24 Hours of Daytona next…
Mazda just knocked everyone at the LA Auto Show flat on their asses with the company’s gorgeous new RT24-P IMSA race car. You may never want to miss another race, because you don’t want to miss catching a glimpse of this stunning machine.
The Porsche 911 RSR isn’t just a race car. It’s the GT racer Porsche takes to the world’s most important sports car race: the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It’s Porsche’s brand in a nutshell, now with a mid-mounted engine that’s a break from the flagship sports car’s trademark rear engine placement.
All of the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship’s Prototype-class cars are being retired after this year in favor of the new DPi spec, so why not go out with a bang? Besides, well, the total heartbreak of losing an almost certain podium for the unluckiest team on the grid.